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Friday, April 5, 2019


Hi friends! Let me show you the completed Poodle Parade magnet.
This is the plastic canvas project I worked on for Jim, my senior friend at the nursing home, that Henry and I visit. I will be making another one for Mary. Soon! And then I will make one more for myself, and then I will be done with plastic canvas. I do NOT enjoy working with it!

I would like to show you my corner shelf display.
I read The Radium Girls:  The Dark Story of America's Shining Women By  Kate Moore, and WOW! I had no idea. Just no idea of radium's history. How naïve I am.This is quite the eye opening story.

The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War. Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive ― until they begin to fall mysteriously ill. But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come. Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...
I am now stitching up an Easter piece.

“Who among you fears the Lord? Who obeys the voice of His Servant? Who walks in darkness And has no light? Let him trust in the name of the Lord And rely upon his God.

I hope you have a very nice weekend my friends! Thank you for stopping by! Your comments truly encourage me. Thank you!

Stitching and praying,


Irene said...

bellissimo il tuo angolo!

butterfly said...

Lovely stitching Vickie and loving your shelf .
Enjoy your day.

Maggie said...

Cute magnet :-) ( I don't like stitching on canvas either)

Love your little Easter/Spring corner!

Marilyn said...

It's cute though!
Great Spring projects on your corner stand.
Have a great weekend!

MartinaM said...

The little magnet looks cute, and you've decorated your corner shelf very nicely.
Have a nice weekend, Hugs, Martina

Margaret said...

Love your Easter shelves! It's good to try new crafts, if only to discover it's not something you enjoy. The poodle is cute! I'd heard about this book before but haven't read it. Sounds fascinating!

Manuela said...

Hello Vickie,
the little poodle is so cute. I love him.
Your display looks so wonderful. All the little things are so beautiful.
Have a nice weekend. Manuela

Stasi said...

My hubby read that book a while ago and I remember him telling me about it and being astonished!

Robin in Virginia said...

Vickie, thanks for sharing pictures of your corner shelf! It looks fabulous with all your spring things. Your poodle magnet looks super and I bet Jim will love it. Thank you for the heads up on the book; I haven't heard of it before. Enjoy your weekend!

Andrea said...

Cute magnet.
Love you Spring display, your sweet pillows are beautiful.

gracie said...

Such an adorable poodle magnet. Your corner shelf looks great as it would!

Linda said...

The poodle and your shelf look great Vickie.


Ele said...

Love your spring display Vickie
Well done on completing the canvas project. I am sure I would not like working with it either, but the result is pretty. Your friend will love the magnet.

Carol said...

Wasn't that the most interesting book?! I had no idea!

Your poodle is so sweet and I do hope things get easier each time you make one :)

Barbara said...

I love your Easter shelf and I saw a documentary on the Radium girls on the History channel. It was horrible what they went thru and having no one to listen to them or help them.

Barb said...

I love the way you decorated the corner shelves. That book would be shocking, I had no idea such a thing ever existed!

Lili said...

Your magnet is very cute!!
The display is adorable!! I love that basket!!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

That is an adorable little poodle, love the fluffy ears!
Your corner display unit looks lovely too.

rosey175 said...

Those loopy ears! What do you not like about plastic canvas; too large/rough?

Those bespectacled chicks on your corner shelf are so cute.

Julie said...

You did a great job with the plastic canvas Vickie, he's adorable.

RJ said...

Your poodle magnet is adorable Vickie. Love your corner shelf. It is filled with so many lovely things. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever